Yeovil Town Ladies to go into administration


Yeovil Town Ladies will enter administration and be relegated to the Women’s Championship at the end of the season.

The Lady Glovers are bottom of the league and the Football Association have confirmed that a 10 point deduction will be imposed with immediate effect.

Yeovil are now 15 points from safety on minus six points with five games left to play in the WSL season.

This was Yeovil’s first season as a full-time professional club but they have struggled with their new status and could become part-time again next season.

Following the announcement, the club released a statement:

“Yeovil Town Ladies has accepted the decision of the FA to impose sporting sanctions on the club due to the financial difficulties which were announced earlier this month.

“However, through the commitment of the Directors and others and the support of the FA, who have been able to advance next year’s funding to us early, the club is pleased that it will complete all games this season and so there is no necessity for any further formal insolvency process to continue.

“The club is now looking forward to establishing itself in the Championship next season and once again building its future on and off the field.

“In the meantime, the club would like to thank the fans for their incredible support this season and would ask if they could please continue to get behind it and make the final games a celebration of how far it has come and join in the next stage of its development.”

Kelly Simmons, the FA’s director of the women’s professional game, added:

“We are saddened by today’s news. Yeovil Town Ladies FC has a long history in women’s football and we will do everything we can to support the club during this difficult time.”

Yeovil’s final five games of the season will be against Everton, Reading, Chelsea, Manchester City and Birmingham.


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